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43-1 We believe in feet washing. We believe in Communion. We believe in the
second coming of Christ, the visible corporal body of the Lord, not spirit, but
the corporal body of the Lord Jesus coming again in glory. We believe in the
physical resurrection of the dead to receive a body, not old and wrinkled as we go
into the grave, but a new one in the very bliss of youth to live forever.

  25 Isn't it marvelous today that all shadows has passed away? All the, "Well, I
hope that I'll come in the resurrection." No more "hope." We have the assurance.
That's all. We know it. No more "hope so," because something happened in our
lives that took all shadows away. When Christ the resurrected One came to our
sinful conditions that we were in, and the old things died out in the crucifixion with
Him at the altar, and we rose anew again with Him, and live with Him and reign with
Him, and seated now in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. We're already raised with
Him. The resurrection's already passed AS FAR AS WE ARE CONCERNED,
because we are now risen with Christ (Amen.), seated in heavenly places in Christ
Jesus. No more guessing about it, it's all over. Amen. I just love that. No more
"hopes," no more "wishing," no more. Oh, it's over. We are now risen with Him,
setting in heavenly places.

Oh, what a great thing! We are--we are now in Christ Jesus (Amen!), babies, babes
in Christ, children of God, WAITING for the full deliverance at the coming of our
Lord Jesus the--to receive us up unto Hisself, when the body, this mortal, will
take on immortality.

 E-7 Aren't we happy? We haven't got a thing to worry about, not a thing. We've
anchored in Christ, sitting in heavenly places, caught up in rapturing grace right
now, sitting in His presence in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Death itself can't
touch us. Anchored away, nothing can bother us--just simply secured and waiting
for His coming. And we're grateful for this.

  50-6 And now (see?), now you are already resurrected. When God raised
Him up, He raised you; the Son is just now on you. And now you're growing
into a blossom Life like He was, TO BE RESURRECTED COMPLETELY IN
THAT LAST DAY. Your potentials you have now. Why do you know? Your
soul changed, didn't it? Your body come in obedience to It, didn't it? Into
obedience to what? A church? The Word, which is the Life. Then you are now
resurrected from the dead.
It is Easter with Jesus and I. It's Easter with you and Jesus, and it's Easter with
you, I, and Jesus. We are all--Jesus, you, and I--we're all resurrected together
and we will rise at the last day even though our spirits leave our body, even
though the bodies rust, may they go to dust, may they be burnt up, may they
be in the bottom of the sea--the Bible said an Angel poured out his upon the
sea and everything that died come up. There's nothing can hide us or
separate us from that God that we love so well, that's raised us up together.

 180 And what is it when you're way out there in redemption with a brand
new body, you've turned back to a young man altogether again, or a young
woman; you're never going to die no more…. And He will speak someday, and
the dead in Christ shall rise, and that body that I once lived in will resurrect into
a glorified body; and I'll walk; and I'll talk; and I'll live; and I'll enjoy

  92 For he said, "Why did you call me out of my rest, seeing you become a
enemy to God?" Watch him prophesy. "Tomorrow night by this time you'll be
with me." He was still a prophet, though he was gone from this body. See, he
become here and was part of that Word, and he entered from the flesh life
back into the body that had been prepared for him before the foundation
of the world. He entered into the theophany which was the Word. You get
it? That's where all believers go when we turn from here.
Then in that form the veil then is lifted. You see you are the Word also when
you enter into there. As a little baby as I said awhile ago...
Now, notice. Praise God for these opening Seals is my prayer, to know
these things.

  E-84 Jesus, when He comes, every eye shall see Him, every knee shall
bow, and every tongue shall confess when the Body of Jesus returns.
I believe in His literal coming, corporal body, descending from the heavens
with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, the trump of God. The dead in
Christ shall rise. But His Spirit is here with us. And as the church, like the
pyramid, comes into a--a point, so has the church in the days of Luther, days
of Wesley, days of Pentecostal. And now just before the Headstone comes
into it, that church has to be honed so perfect, till the same ministry that He
did here, His same Spirit, so predominant, will bring that same Body right
into it, and resurrect the whole thing. That's exactly. Amen. Glory to God.

  E-56 Some of them don't believe in His literal coming. The Bible said He will
come. So we're looking for His coming. If He isn't here tonight, we'll be looking
in the morning. If He isn't here in the morning, we'll be looking tomorrow night
for Him, and we'll keep on looking. If we fall asleep, or--or we haven't fainted in
vain, for the trumpet of God shall sound that final trumpet, and the dead in
Christ shall rise. And we which are alive and remain shall be caught up
together with them to meet the Lord in the air and forever be there. That's the
sound of the trumpet. Whether I live or whether I'm gone, don't make any
difference. I'll hear the sound. I'll rise: rise, oh, yes. Yes.

  15-1 That's the reason I do believe that when that Bride is called out and
elected and set in the Book of Life, there'll come a sound from heaven
that'll take such a baptism of the Holy Spirit in--to that Bride that'll take
Her from the earth, in a rapturing grace. God promised it.
I don't care how many science... and how--how many astronauts they signed
up, and everything else, and how many million miles they can see--I don't care
nothing about that. There is a heaven, and there's a literal Jesus Christ
there that'll come in a body form to receive His church and His Bride! No
matter how old the story seems, it's still the Truth; God said so. That's--
that's what believers believe.

…Protestant preachers throughout the nation don't believe in the literal second
coming of Christ. Eighty-seven percent Deny the virgin birth. Think of that.
What are our children going to face out yonder? God give us back to the
faith again that was once delivered to the saints.

  141 Then He was made actually human flesh and dwelled among us in the
Person of Jesus Christ Himself, born of the virgin Mary. He come in that form
so He could die and went back into heaven. Now, in this last days He has
promised to manifest Himself in the Fullness again of His flesh in Spirit. See?
For as it was in the days of Sodom, so shall it be in the coming of the Son of
man. Now, look at the Sodom, how it set, and what taken place, and Jesus
Christ being manifested in bodily form of His church today (See?), doing the
same things, same work, same things that He did all the time, never changes,
the eternal One. See? And upon earth today, He has manifested Himself in
the human bodies, our human bodies that He has called, and done exactly the
same thing He done in sundry time, and in the times of His flesh upon the
earth. And doing the same thing today, because God in sundry times spoke to
the fathers through the prophets, in this last days through His Son Jesus Christ
(See?), the Son being revealed in the last days, God manifested in human
flesh, setting just before Sodom's destruction, the end of the Gentile world.
You see it? There's three manifestations.
Now, the next thing happens, is when it's all gathered up into that one
Person, Jesus Christ, Bride and Body at the physical return of the Lord
Jesus, making His three times when He was brought on earth, killed,
crucified, raised up, manifested Hisself in the form of His Body, which is His
Bride, the Woman.

Do you believe this is a wicked, adulterous generation? Well, what would be
the sign of Jonah? Would be the resurrection of Christ. Is that right? The
resurrection of Christ, to prove to this wicked generation that Christ still lives,
which, He's been raised now for two thousand years, so it'd be the evidence of
the resurrection. Well, there's many of us Protestants across the country don't
believe in the physical resurrection. Hundreds of churches don't believe in that,
the physical return, or anything. See? I believe in the literal birth, death,
burial, resurrection, second coming, all in Christ. I believe that He's fully
Christ. The same Jesus taken up, the same Jesus will return. And I
believe in the Person of the Holy Ghost, He's here now, His Spirit, His
Life moving in the church.

 E-59 …until we see the perfect Son of God formed in our midst, to bring
back the literal body of Christ. And the bodies of those asleep in Him shall
be changed and made like into His own glorious body,…

 927-Q-236 He tells them when the time will come when there won't be one
stone upon another; what will be the sign of His coming; and then, at the
end of the world. And many times, if you don't watch closely now how that
He answers (See?), you'll get it mixed up and throw it all in one time; and
then you're all mixed up.

 E-57 Now, we believe that Christ died and rose again. You believe that? I
believe the Bible teaches He's the same yesterday, today and forever. You
believe that? Then if He is the same, He's got to be everything the same
except the corporal body. Now, that Body, when It comes, time shall be no
more, how many knows that? Yes, when Jesus comes in His literal Body...
But He come now in the form of the Holy Ghost. And He lives in His Church.
He--we said, "We are the branches and He's the Vine." He just stands in us in
Spirit manner, and feeds the gifts of the church. How many knows that? And
He said, "The things that I do, shall you also."

I believe it was about seventy percent of the Protestants didn't even believe in
the--the physical resurrection or the literal coming. A statistics showed it. They
simply deny it. Many of them, thousands of them deny the virgin birth.
"They've took away my Lord." Why? They have to. If you can't believe in the
physical resurrection, then you cannot preach a Christ that's the same
yesterday, today, and forever. You can't take His Word, then what about it?
We make ourselves unbelievers and infidels.

 E-67 He's Jehovah-jireh, Jehovah-manasseh. He's Jehovah-rapha. He--He's
every Name tonight that He was then, He is now. And the Blood of Christ has
covered and redeemed you from everything that Adam did to you. Now, you
don't have it in the fulness, but you have it as the earnest of your salvation. If
there's no Divine healing, there's no resurrection.

  154 That same voice said to John, "Come up here; I'll show you some things
that's fixing to happen."
That same voice that shall sound when the dead in Christ rise, "For the
trumpet..." The trumpet... What is a trumpet? The voice of Christ, the same
One sounded and summoned him up. He heard the voice like a trumpet sound
and said, "Come up hither." See how the resurrection will be? It'll be in a
moment, in a twinkling of an eye. That clear sounding voice, and He will
summons the church, calling, "Come out of it." That great summonsing voice,
God, help me to hear it that day.

And even death itself shall not prevent this great event, for the trumpet of God
shall sound, the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then with them we shall be
caught up to meet Him. We're looking for the coming of that great day, Lord.
Help us now.

 22 And oh, how thankful we are for all of God's great blessings. May it
continue to be with us until that last trumpet blows. And you know, we'll
be caught up together to meet the Lord in the air. Think of it. Missing people,
they can't see you no more, but you're getting together with the rest of the
group. "They which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not
prevent (or `hinder,' the word is) those which are asleep." Not dead, no,
Christians don't die. They're just taking a little rest (See?); that's all. Oh, my.
"And the trump of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise first,
appear to many..." And all at once you happen to stand and look, and
"Well, there's a brother..." And you know it ain't long. In a few minutes
we'll be changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, and together with
them be missing on earth, caught up to meet the Lord in the air.

  E-152 Our heavenly Father, knowing that the sun is swiftly going down, time
shall be no more. One day the great archangel will step out on the scene of
time, from out of eternity. And the trumpet of God shall sound and every man
and woman will answer to what we know to be the truth, the Word of God.

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267 The great paradox is coming ahead of us, "When the Trumpet of the
Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more; and the morning breaks
Eternal, bright and fair." When the resurrection comes, and we're caught up
together, to meet Him in the air, that'll be the final paradox, when we go to
be with Him.

 We're here to carry on now until our time is called or the great general
resurrection when Jesus comes to get us all.

  43 Dear God, I'm thinking of another great time coming, and that will be the
resurrection, when the old-timers will come forth first, saints, the patriarchs.
"For we which are alive and remain shall not prevent or hinder those which are
asleep; for the trumpet of God shall sound, and the dead in Christ shall rise
first." Then when we see that great... just those people going, marching
up through the skies; and we'll be standing, waiting for our change,
knowing that we'll fall in line, also. God, make us faithful soldiers.

 30-5 The resurrection. We are now in the resurrection. We are setting
with Him in the resurrection, but only those who have Life, not those who
do not have Life. They won't know it. They'll never know it. They'll go right
on thinking they're getting the Holy Ghost, being saved, and the rapture will
done be over with and gone.

We need an Easter, a resurrection that's potentials.
24-5 … let me say to you this in godly fear, knowing that I may never live to
see an Easter again, but there's one thing sure: when a genuine foreordained
son of God by the Word of God hears that voice of God, he'll rise and go to
meet It. It's the potentials that he's going to meet the real living Word. As
He was... The bride will meet the groom. She's a part of His body.

 22-1 When this quickening power fell from heaven, there was a bravery set
upon them. There was something, an understanding, where they wasn't too
sure of it a few hours before.
They knowed He had--He'd died; they know He had risen; they had talked to
Him on the way; but was that thing for them, or was it just for them, or for
Jesus Himself? But here on the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit, the Abstract,
fell upon the believers that made them part of His resurrection, made him
part of His fellowship. The Holy Spirit came and confirmed to them that
they would be raised up, because they were potentially raised then from
cowards to brave men. They were--they were afraid of the very Word that
they thought. Don't let this pass over you.

 E-112 And the good thing about it, friends, is think of this: before we get to
this kingdom... before this King comes, now we can sit together in
heavenly places in Christ Jesus--lifted up above all the shadows of all the
corruption of the world, and all their television programs, and all these other
nonsenses they got on the earth today, and all the rotten pollution and
systems and everything--be lifted up in heavenly places. And the Holy Spirit,
Himself, come upon us and speak out, and call to us our sins, and tell us how
to get straightened up--and what we've done in life, and what we're doing. It's
the Holy Spirit-Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. That's
the King that shall come to his kingdom some day, and his kingdom is
now being established in the hearts of his people here on earth.

502-4 When the Lamb leaves that seat of the throne, to--being a Mediator,
He becomes down here, and the day of redemption for the church is

 1105-Q-348 Brother Branham, some say mercy is over and no one can be
saved. Now, is this true?
"Is mercy over?" Don't never think that. See? Just keep right on doing
everything you can until you're taken away. See?

 E-82 But the very thing that could help them, and the only thing could help
them, they was afraid of it.
And today, it's the same thing. They're afraid to take a hold of the Holy
Spirit. They're afraid to believe God's Message. They're afraid to believe
the Holy Spirit when they see it working among them. They'll say, "Now, wait a
minute. I don't know whether it could be for me or not." It's for whosoever will.
Healing's for everybody. Salvation is for whosoever will come, anybody. "Be
not afraid. It is I." It's Christ. He is not dead; He's alive for evermore, and has
the keys of death and hell. And there's nothing can harm. Do you believe that?
God remains God. If He ever was God, He's still God. Do you believe that?

 E-8 When they cried out, they heard that voice coming, "Fear not, it is I. Be
not afraid. Be of a good courage." And if you'll just watch the Word of
promise for this day, you'll hear that same voice speaking through the
Word. "It's Me. I promised to do this in the last days. Fear not. Don't be
scared. Put your trust in Me, the Son of God (Who He is). Believe it now."

He'll come and steal away

  E-36 When I think of the blinded human beings in this earth who see, but
yet, can't understand... See God come into the meeting and perform the very
same things that He performed when He was here on earth, see Jesus Christ
the Son of the Living God perform, and act, and do just as He did when He
was here on earth, and still they don't understand. How can it be? Because
their eyes are not open. It's going to open one of these days, my friend, but it'll
be too late then. The time will be gone. And you'll wonder back, "You mean
to tell me this, that so-and-so, and such a thing was this, and I didn't
know it?" It goes over their head. They don't catch it. Do you catch what I'm
saying? It goes over them. It's right...Looking for some great something to
happen in the future when it's right now, and you fail to see it.

 E-40 Let me say this: you're looking for something to come to pass that's
already here; it's going a past you, and you don't know it. You're trying to
place it in a future. Little did they know Elijah was Elijah, till he was dead.
Little did they know Elisha was, until he was gone. Little did they know that
John was; even the disciples didn't know he was that man. They even said to
Jesus, "Why does the Scripture say that Elias must come first?"
He said, "He's already come, and you didn't know him."
Don't let this pass you. Not me, but it's Him. Don't let His blessed, resurrected
presence pass by, and you're looking, the devil's pointing you in the future,
when it's right here, now.

  E-70 Now, Jesus Christ is here in the form of the Holy Ghost with--with all
the Divine gifts in the whole body of Christ being made manifest. All the things
that He promised to the church is being shown unto us. And some of us care
so little. Some of us are so...
We keep looking ahead. As long as Satan can make you look ahead for
something over yonder, you're passing over the very thing that God's given
you. Listen to this remark. "Man is constantly praising God for what He has
done, and looking forward to what He will do, and ignoring what He's
doing." That's the status of mankind. He's always did that, and the same thing
is tonight. Men look over, and look back, and see what God does, and talk
about a great God back yonder at Pentecost, and looking for a great day of a
millennium when He will come again: and ignoring His very Being in the
presence of His people, making ready for that millennium.
They ignore it. It's just the nature of people to do that. Satan gets among them
to hide their eyes from the very thing that God sent to them. That's all he has
to do. You go to church as much as you want to. Do whatever you wish to. But
to ignore the very things that God sends to us, why, we're--we're turned--
turned down.

 E-81 Even the disciples said, "Why does the scribes say Elias must first
come?" Said, "Elias has already come and you didn't know it." Goes over your
head and you don't know it. Don't miss it. The Holy Spirit, Christ is here.
Now, remember these two words before I leave you: the appearing of Christ
and the coming of Christ is two different things. Christ is now appearing in
the fullness of His power. His coming will be afterwards: His appearing
before His coming.

  21 Now, my subject this morning, I trust that God will reveal this. And each
time, if you who take the tapes and listen, and I hope and trust that you have
had a spiritual understanding of what that God has been in trying to get over to
the church without saying it right out. See?
It's a thing sometime... We have to say things in such a way, that it might
thin down, it might bring some to go out, some to leave, and some to--to-
-to ponder over. But that's done purposely. It must be done that way.
Then it might be that some would say, "You mean God would purposely do a
thing like that?" He certainly did. He does yet.

MATTHEW 13:10-17
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in
11    He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the
mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

 119-3 There's where I think that people are going to be so surprised.
They're--they're--they're applying the church way over into the tribulation to
those things that's a-happened. And as I said Sunday (yesterday), "The first
thing you know those tribulations will break in, and you'll wonder why was not
the--the first coming was the rapture. And it'll be as it has been; it's passed
and you didn't know it." See?

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  57 There is approximately five hundred million so-called Christians in the
world today, and each day ends a generation. And now, what if the rapture
would come today and five hundred people, universally, would be taken in the
rapture? You would never know or even see in the paper, of them going. And
the Coming of the Lord is a secret Coming. He'll come and steal away.
It'll be such a minority, till... Just like it was in the days when the disciples
asked Jesus, "Why does the Scribes say that--that Elias must first come?"
He said, "He has already come, and you never knew it." Did you ever think
what the people did? They went right on believing that Mo... that Elias was
coming. And he was right among them, and they didn't know it. So will it be
in the Coming of the Son of man! They'll do with Him just the same
thing. The Spirit of God is here. Well, what are we going to do with It? Are
we going to eat Manna, and so forth, and not continually move up as we

153 But It's the whole Word, all the Word, the Word of the hour; what counts.
And we'll never do it until God anoints a prophet that can stand and tell It, and
confirms It, and prove It that It's right. It'll slip right through the people and
they'll never know It, just like it's always been. It'll go right through your hands
again, the first thing you know. God will do it, and you'll never even know it's
done. See, He just slips right through and gets His Bride and takes her
right on, steals her away, right out of the midst of the people.

One of these days you're going to say, "Well, I thought the Church was going,
had to do this, that, and the other. I thought there would be a rapture. I
See, it'll be a secret catching away. If He took one here in Hot Springs, and
one somewhere else, and one down there, and one there, will make up literally
millions of those that come up out of the ground. And there is at least five
hundred people, every day, missed in the world, and we don't even know
where they went to. See, the rapture is going to make up of all those who
sleep in the dust of the earth, that's right with God.
They'll say, "Well, I thought a rapture was to take place."
"It's already passed, and you knew it not. You are left." See?
"Well, everything is going..." Yes, sir.
It's a secret coming, the rapture is, comes to steal away.

 33-1 Now, the coming of the Lord is in mystery. …After it's already been
completed then He reveals, He shows what He's done.


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